Bangkok, We’re Coming!

Yes, yes, yes…we are going to Bangkok, Thailand!

Edited: I had decided to remove the winning picture until I got an okay from them to post it here.

On Monday, I was super excited to learn that my picture had actually made it to the top 20 Finalist on Holiday Inn Stay Together Photo Competition. Last I checked before the voting closed on September 12, we were on the 7th position. The judges will then picked the winners. There are two categories, Public and Employees.

Since I was up by 4 AM to go to a job interview (by 8:30 AM) that Monday, I was actually started to fell asleep in my mom’s bed that afternoon when my brother knocked my leg excitedly saying “Yen, Yen, we won!

It took awhile to register what he meant and jumped to the computer.

There it said:

Later that day I got their e-mail with details that I really did won second place. Shocking because this is the first time my picture ever win anything, it took me two days to actually believed that I did won and our prize were a 4 days and 3 nights stays at the Holiday Inn Bangkok plus $1,200! Holly molly! Thank YOU, Jesus!

With a job possibility coming my way and my brothers schedule…we still haven’t decide when to go but no worries the vouchers are good until April 2011.

Thank you guys for voting too, we wouldn’t even make it to be the finalist if it wasn’t because of the votes.

This is my Wordless Wednesday submission – well not exactly so wordless but you get the point, right? Now, head over to Project Alicia to join in the fun. πŸ˜€



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28 Comments on Bangkok, We’re Coming!

  1. MommaKiss
    September 29, 2010 at 8:26 pm (6 years ago)

    CONGRATS on the win!!! Great picture.
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  2. Pop
    September 29, 2010 at 8:26 pm (6 years ago)

    Congrats Maureen! That is an amazing photo! My wife and I love visiting Thailand. Enjoy your time on vacay!
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  3. Kerry
    September 29, 2010 at 8:28 pm (6 years ago)

    THAT IS AWESOME!!! see? good things are coming your way friend! That is such a great shot, it should have won 1st place! Congrats!
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  4. Buckeroomama
    September 29, 2010 at 8:38 pm (6 years ago)

    Congrats on your win… how super AWESOME!! πŸ™‚ Bangkok is such a fascinating city… oh, the food… and the shopping!!
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  5. Justine
    September 29, 2010 at 8:43 pm (6 years ago)

    Congratulations on your win! It’s a GREAT picture – not surprising at all. Love the twinkle in your son’s eye that you captured so perfectly here.

    I grew up in Malaysia but never been to Thailand. I’m so jealous – Have a great time!
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  6. Tisha
    September 29, 2010 at 9:38 pm (6 years ago)

    Wow Maureen, that is just AWESOME. Congratulations!! I know what you mean, though, I feel like I never win those kinds of contest either, so I never bother to enter much (maybe that’s why, hehe!) But this is inspiring me to maybe give contests a second shot! That picture is a really, really great shot and you deserve the win – enjoy!!

  7. veronica lee
    September 29, 2010 at 10:41 pm (6 years ago)

    Congrats!!! You certainly deserved to win. The pic was awesome!!!
    Have fun in Bangkok!
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  8. Alysha
    September 30, 2010 at 1:05 am (6 years ago)

    Thats so awesome. Congrats!!!! How exciting. Thanks for sharing the news. Also a big thanks for linking up to my very first Wordish Wednesdays hop. It was great finding your blog. πŸ™‚

    xo, Supermom Alysha

  9. Sukhmandir Kaur
    September 30, 2010 at 1:36 am (6 years ago)

    Congratulations!!!! Wow how exciting to win something you actually entered (as opposed to winning millions of Euros each week for spam/scam contests never entered )
    It’s a great photograph, but hope they don’t mind you posting it? Did you sign over any copyrights when you entered. Better double check that it won’t disqualify you to have the winning photograph on your site!

  10. amandab
    September 30, 2010 at 3:46 am (6 years ago)

    Congratulations, Maureen, that is awesome news! And it is such a cute photo, of course it deserved to win! πŸ™‚

  11. Sarah
    September 30, 2010 at 3:54 am (6 years ago)

    So cool! Congratulations!!
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  12. alicia
    September 30, 2010 at 3:56 am (6 years ago)

    Way to go girl!! That is freaking fantastic. I’ve never won anything either. And if anyone deserves it, it’s you. So, so happy for you!! It is a great pic. Thanks for linkin up and sharing the great news. How’d the interview go?
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  13. Melissa (Confessions of a Dr.Mom)
    September 30, 2010 at 4:45 am (6 years ago)

    Congratulations Maureen! That is such wonderful news and that picture is definitely deserving. Have a wonderful trip, so great to hear from you again:)
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  14. LeeAnn
    September 30, 2010 at 8:07 am (6 years ago)

    Congratulations! That is awesome! Great picture too! πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for linking up for WW, and for your sweet comment. I was trying to follow you, but for some reason your Google Followers box isn’t showing. I will check back. I hope you’re having a fabulous day!
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  15. Ash
    September 30, 2010 at 9:10 am (6 years ago)

    omg – congrats! how cool is that. i never win anything except for love hehehehe. dont forget to visit the floating market. πŸ™‚

    thanks for your sweet comment on Ash’s WW pic.

    ~ash’s mum
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  16. Uyen
    September 30, 2010 at 11:44 am (6 years ago)

    well I’m definitely NOT surprised that you won. First of all…look at the gorgeous model! And second, the pictures are absolutely beautiful! Well done my friend! Woohoooo!

  17. liz
    September 30, 2010 at 11:15 pm (6 years ago)

    this is so cool! congratulations!! a definitely well-deserved “high” in your period of lows. πŸ™‚

  18. Nami
    October 1, 2010 at 7:31 am (6 years ago)

    Hey, Cheers Momma! And though I haven’t seen the First Prize winner, I’ll bet yours is better. Have fun.
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  19. Box of Chocolates
    October 2, 2010 at 9:16 am (6 years ago)

    Congratulations! That is a really a super cute shot. I can see why it won the competition!

  20. ElizOF
    October 3, 2010 at 1:29 pm (6 years ago)

    Excellent and congratulations! That is awesome to win a lovely hotel stay and the picture is funny and heartwarming. Don’t wait too long; go while the joy is fresh as life continues to gather speed.
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  21. Sukhmandir Kaur
    October 6, 2010 at 10:21 am (6 years ago)

    This is also a very beautiful capture πŸ˜‰ Happy WW


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